Unlocking Population Estimation Using Readily Available Data

Population estimation techniques rely on past population data, number of births, deaths, and migration. While various techniques have been used to accurately produce population estimates, the gold standard has been the cohort-component method. However, this method is limited by the fact that some populations may lack the appropriate indicators (e.g., births, deaths, or other changes… Read More

Unlocking Population Estimation Using Readily Available Data: Applying the Simplified Censal Ratio Method

Population estimation is generally a straightforward process: any population must result from a past population number plus the births minus the deaths plus the net migration. This cohort-component method is often considered the ‘gold standard’ for population estimation (Gerland, 2014).  However, the components of change (births, deaths, migrants) used to forecast a future population are… Read More